Hand surgery is a field that helps patients with a variety of health issues involving the hands. This can include both surgical and non-surgical care. These doctors treat conditions that present not only in the hands but also the arms. These conditions may include infections, abrasions, injuries, and arthritis. Surgeons trained in orthopedic surgery, general surgery, and even plastic surgery are all qualified to perform surgeries on the hands or provide other treatment for this area.
A plastic surgeon is a medical professional who specializes in reconstructing and improving physical appearances. They may also perform reconstructive surgery on patients who have had accidents or health problems that have caused them to need a prosthesis or another type of surgery. When someone is injured or suffers a deformity or problem caused by an illness, disease, or birth defect, the plastic surgeon can repair it.